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Beer Here: Good Old Potosi from Potosi Brewing

The Fourth of July is about summer traditions, family gatherings and sharing beer with friends while watching fireworks. This year, consider a brew from Potosi Brewing that speaks to that sense of community. Good Old Potosi was once an icon in the Wisconsin brewing business, and it's still made today by a revived craft-era brewery. This beer offers a taste of history each time you crack one open >More
 New Glarus Brewing debuts the first sour beers from its wild fruit cave

The first beers from the new wild fruit cave at New Glarus Brewing are set to be released. "People have been moving to hoppy beers, and now IPAs are sort of mainstream," says brewmaster and co-owner Dan Carey. "The next cutting-edge thing is sour beer." >More
 Beer Here: Fishin' in the Dark from Capital Brewery

Who says dark brews aren't for summer? For anybody who might think such beers are too heavy for hot weather, a new release from Capital Brewery challenges those assumptions. Fishin' in the Dark, created by assistant brewer Ashley Kinart, is a classic German lager known as a schwarzbier. Labeled "imperial" as a nod to its strength and firm favor, it's a good catch for craft beer fans. >More
 From Dubuque to Potosi: The American Breweriana Association celebrates beer history

"I don't gamble, I don't smoke, I don't drink too much beer, so I have plenty of money to spend on my hobby,” says Art Santen. The St. Louis resident's hobby is collecting bottle openers from breweries. Santen has collected so many -- 35,000 so far -- that he's been recognized by Guinness World Records as having the largest such collection. >More
 Beer Here: Thumbprint Scream IIPA from New Glarus Brewing

Just when you think you know what to expect from New Glarus Brewing, brewmaster Dan Carey releases something that catches you off-guard. His most recent surprise is a new Imperial IPA named Scream. It's loaded with hops -- "a boatload of Cascades," says Carey. He uses 10 different varieties of hops in the beer, including several Wisconsin-grown varieties, three of which are from the brewery's own hop fields. >More
 Octopi Brewing plans to offer Wisconsin a vision of better contract beer

Isaac Showaki has heard every complaint in the book regarding contract-brewed beer -- in fact, he's uttered most of them. As a cofounder of Chicago's 5 Rabbit Cervecería, Showaki was responsible for handling the brewery's contracts as the company started out. Frustrations with contract brewing, from sub-par quality to packaging compromises, plagued him constantly. >More
 Beer Here: Hop Gose the Grapefruit from MobCraft Beer

Beers like the Gose, Berliner Weisse, Alt and Kölsch are great old styles of German beers with hundreds of years of brewing tradition behind them. Because they are fairly rare around Wisconsin, they might seem like new inventions, especially when a craft brewery offers a modern twist on a venerable classic. The Gose is probably the most challenging of these styles to find. >More
 Beer Here: Hips Don't Lie Bavarian-Style Weissbier from Lucette Brewing

Any guy can give his sweetheart a bouquet, but to create a beer for her that's made with roses? Now that's true love! Hips Don't Lie, a hefeweizen from Lucette Brewing, combines the floral essence of roses and honey for a unique take on a German wheat beer. >More
 Brazil inspires One Barrel and Next Door breweries' World Cup 2014 celebrations

Beer and World Cup soccer are an elemental pairing. Rivers of brews are poured for hundreds of millions of spectators around the globe watching broadcasts over a month of matches. The spectacle is big business for global beer brands, but it is also an opportunity for craft breweries to fete the beautiful game. >More
 Burgers & Brew 2014 at Capital Brewery serves up bold beer pairings

Giving chefs, brewers, and local food producers a chance to work together to create new riffs on a timeless pairing, the seventh annual Burgers & Brew filled Capital Brewery's bier garten Saturday with a scene to welcome summer. Framed by billows of smoke rising through the intense heat, tents were filled with diners making their selections among an amazing number of burger and beer options. >More
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